September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and the non-profit organization Beads of Courage is launching its Beads in Space Tour and Bead Design Challenge. The organization provides innovative, arts-in-medicine supportive care for children coping with serious illnesses.
Beads of Courage and families will be invited to see handmade Beads of Courage space beads that flew 4.8-million miles at over 17,500 miles per hour aboard the NASA Atlantis Space Shuttle Mission. They'll also be able to participate in the Bead Design Challenge. The event kicks off on September 1st at Children's Hospital of Alabama in Birmingham.
Other BOC tour stops will include: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (Scottish Rite), Arkansas Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Rady Children's Hospital, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Central DuPage Hospital, Hurley Medical Center, and Parkland Health & Hospital System.
For more information, or to support the Beads of Courage and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, visit beadsofcourage.org.